Civil War Soldiers’ Nutrition and Hygiene

Here’s a decent discussion on nutrition and hygiene among Civil War soldiers between Jake Wynn of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and John Heckman, aka “The Tattooed Historian.”

The video’s description reads, “The National Museum of Civil War Medicine hosted an online discussion with John Heckman, known as ‘The Tattooed Historian,’ about Civil War soldiers’ nutrition and hygiene. He described what type of food would have been in their rations, how they might have cooked it, and their access to items like toothpaste and toilet paper. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine provided this video.”

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